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PTI activists baton-charged, arrested in Karachi

June 18, 2012




Supporters of of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) - Movement for Justice shout slogans during a rally. — AFP File Photo

KARACHI: Police used water cannons and batons to disperse  the participants of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) pro-judiciary rally in Karachi. Several PTI activists were also arrested after that, DawnNews reported on Monday.

The rally participants lodged their protest at press club; as the rally moved towards the red zone, police used batons and water cannons to stop them.

PTI Sindh spokesman Faisal Wadoo said that his party condemns the arrest of General Secretary Arif Alvi, prominent leaders Ashraf Qureshi, Asad Umar and other leaders of the party. He said that party also condemns the brutal violence of the police against the party leaders.

After the incident, the PTI activists staged a sit-in at Shahra-e-Faisal, one of the busiest roads of the city, to register their protest causing traffic jam on the road in the busy hours of the day.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf held a rallies in different cities of Pakistan to show solidarity with the judiciary after the recent allegation against Chief Justice’s son, Arsalan Iftikhar, for taking money from Malik Riaz to influence courts in his favour.

PTI rallies were held in Karachi,  Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Sukkur and Ghotki.